On one of our last coutry rides before it got cold we came upon a large ranch that had many gates. On each side of each gate was a cactus plant made from pipe and painted green. I've never seen this type of cactus growing here. Maybe the ranch owner is homesick for another state.
In answer to Jack's question about the hay. The hay in the hay yard is hay that John grew himself. It is haygrazer and it is getting old so its good it is being used up. John's daughter moved it with the tractor to the hay yard and placed it in neat rows so it is easy to pick up with the hay buggy and move to where a ring can be put around it and handy for the cows. No we never haul it on one of our Ford Rangers but we do pull the hay buggy with one of the Rangers.(Don't you think Ford should give us a discount for all the free advertising). This hay was baled by the farmer who took over the large ranch. This was his first time to bale hay and it isn't a real good job and the strings are coming off. The hay at his daughter's house is not as good hay but it is newer. It is made from Johnson grass and other grasses and is not as healthy for the cows. It is more or less just a filler but it is baled good. It is tight and the strings are tight. It was baled by Juan who knows how to bale hay and his whole family pitches in when need be. We have to haul it several miles on the hay buggy. We have to make sure the hay is not rubbing against the tire of the buggy or it can catch fire. It did happen to John once (I wasn't with him that day). A lady stopped and called the fire department on her cell phone. It was good that she did as the grass in the bar ditch was dry and it could have burned through the fence and into someone's property. Now Jack don't you wish you wouldn't have ask if we haul a bale of hay on our Ford Ranger?